9 days in Peterborough & British Columbia Itinerary

9 days in Peterborough & British Columbia Itinerary

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Peterborough
— 1 day
2
Victoria, Vancouver Island
— 2 nights
3
Whistler
— 2 nights
4
Vancouver
— 3 nights

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Peterborough

Peterborough ©
Peterborough shot to fame as the gateway to the Kawartha Lakes, a huge draw for local and international visitors since the early 20th century.
On the 22nd (Wed), look for gifts at Avant Garden Shop, take an in-depth tour of The Canadian Canoe Museum, thenexplore the landscape on two wheels at Peterborough-Lakefield Rotary Greenway Trail, and finally get to know the resident critters at Riverview Park and Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Peterborough trip maker tool.

Toronto to Peterborough is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Peterborough

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Riverview Park and Zoo ©
Riverview Park and Zoo
The Canadian Canoe Museum ©
The Canadian Canoe Museum
Avant Garden Shop ©
Avant Garden Shop

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Victoria, Vancouver Island

Victoria ©
Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Victoria is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Victoria Bug Zoo, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and get a sense of history and politics at Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Victoria trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Peterborough to Victoria takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Peterborough to Victoria due to the time zone difference. April in Victoria sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Whistler.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Museums Wildlife

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Central Saanich
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The Butchart Gardens ©
The Butchart Gardens
Royal BC Museum ©
Royal BC Museum
Craigdarroch Castle ©
Craigdarroch Castle

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Whistler

Home to one of the largest ski areas in North America, former logging town of Whistler provides activities and entertainment for avid nature lovers and adrenaline seekers.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): glide through natural beauty at Whistler Blackcomb and then hike along Harmony Lake Trail. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours, thenenjoy some diversion at Whistler Sliding Centre, and then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Whistler itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Victoria to Whistler takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Whistler when traveling from Victoria in April, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Vancouver.

Things to do in Whistler

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Zipline
Whistler Blackcomb ©
Whistler Blackcomb
Off-Road Tours

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Vancouver

Vancouver ©
Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): walk around Stanley Park and then take in the dramatic natural features at Vancouver Seawall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): head off the coast to Granville Island and then snap pictures at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vancouver trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Whistler to Vancouver in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Whistler in April, Vancouver is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
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Stanley Park ©
Stanley Park
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park ©
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
Granville Island ©
Granville Island

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